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Advantages update: Why have not I received the primary cost of living payment? | Personal Finance | Finance


The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said the primary instalment of the associated fee of living package was as a result of be paid to eight million Britons on Universal Credit and means tested advantages from July 14. Yet thousands and thousands of Britons still haven’t received their money.

Cost of living support payments – how much will I get?

In total, some households might be due £1,200 price of help in the event that they receive means tested advantages.

A pensioner who qualifies for the entire help available will receive £1,500.

Families who don’t receive advantages will get £400 discounted robotically off their energy bills.

Most households are also due a £150 council tax rebate if people live in a band A to D property.

Meanwhile, £15billlion is lost in unclaimed DWP advantages every 12 months.

Pensioners, particularly, are missing out of significant financial support which is rightfully theirs.

Almost a million (850,000) older persons are missing out on Pension Credit payments which may lead to assist with housing costs.

Pension Credit can be a gateway profit to assist with energy bills and potentially a free TV licence.

Pension Credit claimants needs to be entitled to:

  • Reduced council tax bills
  • Capped water bills
  • Free bus pass
  • Free prescriptions
  • Warm Home Discount Scheme of £140 off fuel bills
  • £25 in Cold Weather Payments
  • Free dental treatment
  • Eye tests and discounted glasses
  • Disabled Facilities Grant (as much as £30,000) to make changes to a house
  • Homeowners can apply for as much as £10,000 to pay for a boiler
  • Homeowners can get help to pay for double glazing as a part of the Green Homes Scheme
  • As much as £300 in Winter Fuel Payments
  • Free wigs or fabric support provided by the NHS
  • Free health travel costs
  • Help with housing costs
  • Help with funeral costs
  • Bereavement support payments
  • Reduced court fees.
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